The discs come in a plastic snap case. The discs play fine.
This is the kind of show I really enjoy watching. Wonderful locations, excellent characters, and coherent story and character arcs. The beheadings begin in the first season when Buckingham loses his head, proving no one is safe from the crazy king. The smart characters run for the hills and stay far away from the king. In the second season Sir Humphrey, Ann Boleyn's brother, several other men, and then Ann Boleyn all lose their heads. Cromwell loses his head in season three. In the fourth season Culpepper and the king's skinny blonde wife lose their heads. Before losing her head the blonde wife looks up at the clear blue sky and whispers a memorable line. "Life is beautiful."
Like the Merlin series the Tudors featured many actors that went on to have wonderful parts in Game of Thrones.
If you’re looking for good stuff to watch consider miniseries like The Astronauts Wives Club (2015), Band of Brothers (2001), Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000), Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune (2003), Into the West (2005), Lonesome Dove (1989), Manhattan (2014-2015), Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Taken (2002) and The 10th Kingdom (2000), which are all terrific because they have clear beginnings that establish an objective, then strong middles and conclusive endings where the goal is achieved, like a good novel.
Other shows I’ve really enjoyed include Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), Breaking Bad (2008-2013), Cowboy Bebop (1998), Downton Abbey (2010-2015), Firefly (2002), Game of Thrones (2011-2019), Granite Flats (2013-2015), The IT Crowd (2006-2013), Jericho (2006-2008), Merlin (2008-2012), The Prisoner (1967-1968), Rome (2005-2007), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), Stargate: SG-1 (1997-2007), Stargate: Atlantis (2004-2009), Star Trek (1966-1969), Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001), and The Tudors (2007-2010). I didn’t list any contemporary series I’m following that don’t have an end date yet, not conducive to binge watching from beginning to finish.
If you like reading try some of my favorite fantasy and sci-fi authors: Richard Adams, Palo Bacigulupi, Suzanne Collins, Abe Evergreen, Diana Gabaldon, Hugh Howey, George Martin, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, and Andy Weir.